First Daze Here Too: The Vintage Collection

First Daze Here Too: The Vintage Collection

by Pentagram

CD(Reissue)

Overview

Black Sabbath are usually heralded as the creator of "doom metal", yet Ozzy and company certainly had their allies early on, who also contributed to the cause -- especially Virginia's own Pentagram. Despite being long admired by the metal underground, Pentagram never recorded for a major label, and never recorded a full-length release during their peak '70s period. But the good folks at Relapse assembled a fine compilation, First Daze Here: The Vintage Collection, in 2002, and four years later issued a follow-up double-disc set, First Daze Here Too: The Vintage Collection. All of the material on First Daze Here Too comes from the '70s -- the seven-track first disc focuses on demos, rehearsals, and a recording session circa 1974 and 1976, while the 15-track second disc is comprised strictly of rehearsal tapes from 1972 and 1974. Although nothing here scales the same heights as say, "Iron Man" or "Sweet Leaf," there are plenty of riff-heavy nuggets that will surely appeal to fans of retro metal, including "When the Screams Come" and "Much Too Young to Know." That said, several tracks come close to "bar band territory," especially "Teaser" and a cover of the Stones' "Under My Thumb." With only odds and ends left behind by the band, First Daze Here Too: The Vintage Collection is a solid follow-up purchase for bell-bottomed headbangers who bought the first set.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2016
Label: Relapse
UPC: 0781676731220
catalogNumber: 7673122

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pentagram   Primary Artist
Bobby Liebling   Vocals,Group Member
Vince McAllister   Guitar,Soloist,Group Member
Greg Mayne   Bass,Group Member
Geof O'Keefe   Drums,Group Member
Randy Palmer   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Soloist
Marty Iverson   Guitar,Soloist

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Phil Wainman   Composer
Pentagram   Producer,Engineer
Skip Groff   Producer
Bobby Liebling   Composer
Harold Spiro   Composer
Geof O'Keefe   Composer,Engineer
Orion Landau   Artwork,Layout
Steve Lorber   Engineer
Tim Howell   Engineer
Gordon Fletcher   Engineer
Peter D'antonio   Engineer

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